Preventing Sports Injuries

You are sitting in your office and suddenly the phone rings. “Ms. Ramirez? Your son, Raoul, was injured during football practice. His knee may be badly hurt. He is going to County General. Please go to the emergency room right away.” You try to remain...

Sports: Knee Problems

Knee problems commonly occur in young people and adults. This article contains general information about several knee problems. It includes descriptions and a diagram of the different parts of the knee. Individual sections of the article describe the symptoms,...

Nutrition In School-Aged Children

Is your child eating a healthy diet? Proper nutrition is one of the most important influences on your youngster’s well-being. A varied, balanced diet-containing vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and even some fat-promotes growth, energy and overall...

Overweight – A Growing Trend

Studies show that today’s youngsters tend to be heavier than their counterparts were a generation ago, and that over 30 percent of America’s school-age youngsters are now overweight. That can contribute to physical problems such as high blood pressure,...

Staying Healthy: Knowledge Is Power

When it comes to partnering with parents to provider optimal health care for your child, we believe parents should be empowered by knowledge.  At every visit, whether for well child care or illness, we want to make sure we’ve explained everything to you in a way...

Should You Get A Pet?

Whether they are dogs or cats, hamsters, fish or parakeets, pets are found in millions of American households. Most families at least consider acquiring a pet, and for children an animal to love and care for can provide one of their most memorable experiences. The...